What's Up at the Custom House - January 7, 2018
New London Maritime Society
- telling the stories of New London's waterfront & preserving four historic maritime sites.
This week photographer David Zapatka is bringing us copies of his much-anticipated new book.
tars & Lights will be
available in the MUSEUM SHOP beginning Thursday.
The Custom Book Group's
discussion of Ellery Thompson's
is tentatively set for Sunday, January 28, 2 PM.
This should give you plenty of time to finish reading the book. We hope to pair the meeting with a talk by someone who knew Ellery well
Draggerman's Haul is available in the MUSEUM SHOP for $16 for Book Club attendees
(a $2 discount)
Above, one project for 2018 will be to create a plan to restore/replace the Custom House roof, with four chimneys and a balcony, as designed by Robert Mills
& originally built in 1833. We're also hoping to install a WW II-era periscope.
A small gem in downtown New London, NLMS's Custom House is
New London's local maritime history museum & preservation organization.
We are not salespeople but
librarians, & maritime aficionados.
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CUSTOM HOUSE MARITIME MUSEUM
CUSTOM HOUSE MUSEUM SHOP
reopen this Thursday, January 11. Winter hours, through March, are Thursday to Sunday, from 1 to 5 PM.
Custom House Maritime Museum
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well as with news of interest about museums.
We had some terrific high schoolers volunteer at the Custom House.
That's docent & new NLMS trustee
Christina Corcoran, left, with three volunteers from last summer.
Are you interested in helping out at the Custom House in 2018?
There are many ways to participate and it's fun. Please email Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will get you started.
Yes, we love BOOKS...& summer.
'Well, you may not believe this, but . . . I found a message in a bottle . . . it was a treasure map!' and so The Truth About My Unbelievable Summer begins. Recommended for Ages 6-9.
New London Harbor Light
reports the latest on NL Harbor 'Pequot' Light and about American lighthouse preservation.
We continue our work to re-establish public access to this beloved local historic landmark
Race Rock Lighthouse
posts news concerning Race Rock Light
and international lighthouse tourism and preservation efforts.
Facebook Lighthouse Inn, New London, Connecticut to keep up with the Inn's restoration.
Below, also new in the MUSEUM SHOP:
Wave by Suzy Lee
In this evocative wordless book, internationally acclaimed artist Suzy Lee tells the story of a little girl's day at the beach. Stunning in their simplicity, Lee's illustrations, in just two shades of watercolor, create a vibrant story full of joy and laughter.
New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book 2008
~ Have a Sparkling Week ~
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